It has been a bit of a roller coaster for England but the unexpected news for England fans is that they have won their group and are through to the quarter finals where they will play Italy.
England have been a pleasant surprise for me in this tournament. I have been impressed with their defence and the England strikers are looking good although Wayne Rooney was not at his best even though he did score the winning goal. Andy Carroll’s goal against Sweden was fantastic and the subtle touch of Welbeck to score the winning goal against Sweden was top quality. The weaknesses for me are Scott Parker who I think is not creative enough and ex Leeds player James Milner who I think has been ordinary.
Italy are always well organised in defence but they are beatable and I predict that England will win.The interesting player to watch will be Balotelli. The Man City player is voltile and I can see fireworks happening if the England players wind him up.
England are so unpredictable as well. Their passing at times has been poor and I worry that good attacking players will expose their defence. Whatever happens, it will be entertaining and lets hope England carry on surprising everyone.